In 2010, CLA relaunched with Cyd at the helm and set itself to the task of redefining what a manager does for their clients. Recognizing that far too many talent agencies focus merely on signing client after client, Cyd went against the grain by taking inspiration from Hollywood’s Golden Age and creating an agency that is dedicated to using its knowledge, experience and industry contacts to help all of its clients succeed.

This personal touch extends to every step of the process, whether it’s what to wear to a particular audition or finding the right role for the right client. In the years since our launch, CLA is proud to have established itself as an agency that offers the kind of personalized, old-school attention to detail that the actors of today need to stand out in Film, Television and Theatre.

We are proud to boast a diverse roster of clients that not only secure work at an impressive rate, but also secure the kind of work that furthers their careers.

The result is a different kind of talent agency. Simply put, CLA’s holistic approach to management ensures all of our clients get everything they need to fulfill their potential.


In January of 2015, CLA reopened its Literary division with a singular goal: to develop the bold and exciting writers of today in Television and Film. Our dedication to this goal can be seen in the way CLA helps its writers on a page-by-page basis and offers an unsurpassed level of support and guidance through every step of the production process.

To that end, CLA is focused on pursuing modern, character-driven projects that reflect the diversity of our world. CLA Entertainment, the production entity of our Literary division, is focused on both producing the work of CLA writers and optioning books and screenplays using CLA acting clients. On all fronts, CLA brings a first-class entertainment production pedigree that ensures any projects we select benefit from our decades of experience and contacts with major studios, production companies and financiers.

No matter the project, CLA’s Literary division brings the kind of experience, skill and care that only we can provide the star writers of both today and tomorrow.